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Free places at the 3rd UK ACT/CBS Conference

Building Bridges with those newer to ACT

Think Psychology Ltd is happy to announce its willingness to fund two individuals to attend the 3rd UK ACT/CBS Conference in Edinburgh on 24-25 November 2016.  The event is jointly arranged by the British Assocaition of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS) and the funding will cover the registration fee for attendance at the two-day conference (it does not include pre-conference workshops, travel or accomodation).

The value behind this offer is consistent with the Conference theme of 'Building Bridges' in that the conference hopes to bring together people from many disciplines in many areas of work for whom an interest in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and/or Contextual Behavioural Science (CBS) in relevant.  The funding has been made available alongside disussions with the ACT Special Interest Group of the BABCP as a consequence of a training commission that Think Psychology recieved via the BABCP.  The intention is to help make it possible for someone to attend the conference, who might not otherwise be able to do so.

The criteria for applying for this funding are as follows:

  1. You have never attended an ACT or CBS conference before
  2. You will make a submission to present at the conference.  The submission criteria can be found here.  Submissions are wide-ranging, and the submission can be in any of the categories, including posters, papers, symposia, panel discussions, or skills classes.  Your submission has to be accepted for presentation.  Please be aware that submissions close on Thursday 14/07/2016.
  3. You work at Band 6 or below in the NHS, or at a similar grade within another organisation

If you wish to learn more about the submission process, please follow this link to hear the Conference Chair, David Gillanders explain what it entails, along with some friendly words of encouragement.

The process for applying for this funding would involve you emailing us via as soon as you hear that your submission has been accepted, putting 'ACT/CBS Conference Funding Application' as the subject header.  Please provide details of your successful submission in the email along with statement describing who you are and what your intererst in ACT/CBS is.  Please also confirm that you meet the aforementioned criteria.  In the event that more applications are received than we are able to fund, a decision will be made by the Think Psychology staff based on which two applications best fit with the 'Building Bridges' theme.  In the event that no applications are recieved, an equivalent sum of money will be donated to the BABCP ACT Special interest group (BABCP is a Registered Charity. No. 1098704).

Please email us with any questions

Best wishes

Dr Richard Bennett, Director, Think Psychology Ltd.


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